Sunday, 31 May 2009

A snapshot of daily Israeli Colonisation Apartheid behaviour

Palestine Literary Festival is blocked from opening in Jerusalem by Israeli Apartheid soldiers but it carries on anyway.  Eventually, on 26th May, Michael Palin has a 'road to Bethlehem' moment.

Meanwhile, Palestinian farmers in Safa try to tend their land with international peace activists for protection, except Israeli Apartheid soldiers enforce their colonisation goals by thugging up both Palestinian farmers and peace activists, on a whim - they were probably bored.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Things to do this weekend!

Hello lovely WFPSCers


We had an excellent pre-EU elections meeting on Tuesday - squashing a good turn-out into Hornbeam and grilling both Jean Lambert (Green MEP) and Jonathan Fryer (Lib Dem EU candidate).


It was tremendous to see so many new faces from our group, and to have such a hearty discussion followed by Rada Daniell's moving photographs of her recent two-month West Bank tour.


You've given us a lot of feedback recently about the national agenda for PSC, as opposed to how we do things at branch level.  If you are happy or unhappy at the way PSC national runs affairs, now is a good time to speak up at the forthcoming gathering on Saturday.  Come along and speak your mind, but remember to be a paid-up member of PSC to participate: 


Saturday 30th May
PSC Branch Forum in London
University of London Union, Malet St , London WC1
(nearest tubes Goodge St/Euston/Russell Square )


Waltham Forest will have a group leaving Walthamstow Central at about 10.15am getting to Russell Square at 10.45am.  Please call Ellie Merton (WFPSC chair) on 07770 376701 if you have any questions.  We really hope you can join us for this important national debate.

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If you haven't done your bit to 'block the bloody BNP' there are plenty of other opportunities, like leafletting tube stations on Friday (tomorrow) morning or leafletting around Chingford on Sunday for you to help Unite Against Fascism (a group that we are grateful to say actively supports WFPSC).  Please contact our excellent local UAF branch by email, phone 07017 401951 or 07905 258133 or see Mike Barton, Dean Harris or anyone from UAF to help them out.

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Finally, don't forget our bumber-packed "WFPSC Annual General Meeting" on Saturday 4th July, 2pm, at Quakers Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QU.  (It's extremely easy to find - Quakers is at the top of Jewel Road opposite Hoe Street's Rose & Crown pub - but do note, despite the building being fully disability accessible, parking is frightful and 'single yellows' go up to 6pm).  Speakers, elections, debates, unveiling new initiatives, announcing new Patrons - lots of interesting material for you to get your intellectual and campaigning teeth into.  Please do come along, but make sure you join PSC to be able to vote.

Stoke "Love Music Hate Racism" Festival on Sat 30th May

There are just two days left to get your tickets & coach seats for Stoke-On-Trent's "Love Music Hate Racism" Festival on Sat 30th May.  

To purchase tickets contact, phone 07017 401951 or 07905 258133 or see Mike Barton, Dean Harris et al from UAF.

At £20 (£10 entry + £10 coach seat), our trip package is a steal for a great day out: lots of top live acts, and a huge show of unity against the BNP with joint headliners Kelly Rowland and Pete Doherty. Our Waltham Forest UAF coach leaves Walthamstow Central Station at 8.30am Saturday morning, returns at 10.30pm.

"It's a great opportunity for a day of unity and a fantastic concert. Contact us for tickets today, and join us on the coach!" say Dean and Mike.

Friday, 22 May 2009

WFPSC Pre-Euro Elections Meeting, Tues 26th May at 7.30pm

Join us at the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street E18 9AH
Come and talk about EU Elections with local politicians, hear from recent Palestine visits and discuss Twinning.